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Sero survey begins in Kanpur to gauge the levels of immunity developed against the virus

Reportedly, the samples will be examined for presence of antibodies at Lucknow's King George Medical University.

In an attempt to analyse the general levels of immunity developed against the viral contagion, a sero survey was initiated in Kanpur on Wednesday. As per reports, a total of 264 samples were collected from 11 spots across the city on the first day of the exercise and now, they will be examined at the King George Medical University in Lucknow. Depending upon the presence of antibodies in these samples, the officials will try to guage an approximate level of immunity amongst the city folks.

Samples to be collected from 31 locations in the city

Citizens across the state were troubled by the first and second waves of accelerated infections. During the second wave, the contagion enveloped a large chunk of the city population and it is anticipated that a number of asymptomatic positive cases might have gone undetected. In addition to this, it has been nearly 5 months since the vaccination drives started in Uttar Pradesh, together with the national launch.

Keeping these things in mind, the authorities in Kanpur decided to conduct a sero surevey which will help in a better understanding of the present circumstances. It has been stated that the project will help in the determination of the general levels of resistance amongst the citizens, to fight the virus. As per reports, the plan will be implemented across 31 locations in the city, which includes 20 urban and 11 rural spots.

7 rural spots covered on the first day of the project

Reports state that the samples were collected from Cantonment, Geeta Nagar, Sarvodaya Nagar and KPM Hospital within the urban limits, on the first day implementation. Apart from this, the exercise was executed at 7 spots in the rural regions. After the results are of the analysis are clear, the authorities will be better equipped to formulate plans and policies for the future.

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The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

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After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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